HYDERABAD: Even although nearly four lakh undergraduate seats are up for grabs inside the State, the first phase of Degree Online Services Telangana (DOST) has ended with a meager 1.Sixteen lakh registrations and a paltry 1.03 lakh college students are exercising web options.
This means that even though the DOST convenor prolonged the final day for submitting applications two times — from June three to 4 and alternatively using two extra days until June 6 — it has in no manner contemplated on a number of registrations.
Experts blame the technical system defects that caused the server failure at some stage in the preliminary days coupled with the confusion that prevailed over the Intermediate verification results, for the negative reaction from college students. “The server became down for a good 4 to 5 days but the extension turned into most effective with the aid of 3 days. Apart from this, the students additionally confronted hassle due to mismatch of biometrics.
Several students did no longer realize that they had to check in themselves the usage of the mobile range that has been related to Aadhaar card,” stated G Satish, honorary president, Telangana Private Intermediate College Association. This is the primary time that the entire manner is being performed on line. The uncertainty around the Intermediate re-verification consequences handiest brought to the confusion of the students,” he brought.
A majority of college students arrive at a choice after evaluating the university they get through EAMCET and the ones allotted for UG. But with EAMCET behind schedule, and the advanced supplementary examination starting up Friday, numerous college students are looking forward to those consequences before applying for DOST.“The numbers are expected to come to be better within the second and 1/3 segment. Students can observe in the upcoming levels via paying Rs 400,” said Laxma Reddy, chairman of the Association for Strengthening of Private Initiative in Rural Education (ASPIRE).
Am I falling schooling standards the purpose for vacant seats?
Private college managements are of the view that keeping up with the fashion, a huge quantity of seats in degree schools are going to be vacant, this year as well. The trouble, however, they highlighted turned into not due to a huge quantity of seats but became because of the falling schooling requirements and infrastructure and the disparity in instructor-pupil ratio.
G Nagaiah, president of Private Degree Colleges Association, is of the view that even after the ultimate two phases finish, the number of seats which have been filled will now not exceed lakh. However, DOST convenor Prof R Limbadiri stated that there might be no dip inside the numbers. “Given the delay due to troubles inside the Intermediate results, the reaction is very good. The variety of registrations will simply growth in the 2d section. Every yr, on an average three.Twenty lakh students, skip Intermediate and of these two lakh enroll in degree schools, around 20,000 in minority faculties or the ones mired in court cases. Remaining will opt engineering, remedy or pharmacy publications, and some migrate to different states. Going by using this calculation, we assume the numbers are suitable,” he stated.